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El Clan

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Peru-based directing team El Clan, individually known as Alvaro Velarde and Tito Koster, caused a tear or two to be shed at Cannes this year with their Gold Lion-winning PSA film "Magia" for the Peruvian Cancer Foundation. The poignant black and white short film tells the tale of a street musician who surprises a bald, cancer-stricken girl with a startling present-a full head of hair. The short was only the pair's third project together in their year-and-a-half-long partnership, which has also yielded quirky humorous spots for Tinka and Nescafe. The team is currently in the process of finding U.S. representation.
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